Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Finishing up

I decided to finish my journal even though not all the pages are complete, better to do these things while the instructions are fresh in my mind, such is my apalling memory.
I sewed a contrasting fabric down the spine
I learnt a couple of new transfer techniques, I really like the quality of the print


The journal has quite a few sewn elements, on this page I used some old wrapping yarn to add a bit of texture



The bird has escaped (I know not where) but is set to return when I find it!



I have one set of Chinese stamps but I've got my eye on a couple more which of course I need to finish my project!

My children happily chomped their way through a bag of fortune cookies in the name of art!

Carole did a superb job of teaching this journal class, loads of info and great videos clips of the techniques, well worth joining in and she has a new class beginning soon.



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34 comments:

Jenxo said...

Margaret , this is just stunning, i love your oriental theme.....what a treasure...jenxo

Jenxo said...

i went back for another look, lol at your kids eating fortune cookies... if you send me addy i will send you some of my kimono fabric that you might be able to use somewhere...jenxo

bad penny said...

Wonderful & vibrant colours. I love the theme. I'm sure the children did enjoy helping if it involved eating !

kiwicarole said...

A lovely journal M, great job!! :))

Amelia said...

this looks such fun and I love the journal you have made and embellished. Thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x

Jeanne said...

Well Done! Your journal looks nice and thick with lots of fun and interesting ephemera throughout!
xo
jeanne

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful book and looks like you had a great time!!

PeggyR said...

Ilike what you did and you are right about doing things while instructions are fresh in your mind!

Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful images, and full of touchy, feely textures. Absolutely gorgeous!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo M it's delightful from cover to cover ... wonderful theme and of course your special touches ... really fun turning those pages I'm sure!

Good kids helping you out too!
oxo

Linda said...

It's beautiful. I'll just live through you for awhile yet...

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love how you used the fortune papers. I wouldn't have thought to do that (I may "borrow" your idea!) And the wrapping yarn (raffia here) makes a great organic texture- very Asian looking!) Lovely journal. A treasure!

Halle said...

Beautiful book...

druga szesnaście said...

Margaret, thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
I really appreciate words coming from such a great artist like you.
hugs,
Eliza

ale said...

hola margaret!!!they are lovely!!beautifull!!creative!!inspiring!!! me encantan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!muchos besos !!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning love the images,and the oriental theme,that is going on,just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

Alisa said...

It looks fabulous! I love a good chunky journal with lots of texture thoughout it!

Electra said...

The colours are wonderful! What a treasure this is!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The oriental theme you chose is perfect. I love all the fabric, fortunes, sewing, and oriental images that make this a truly lovely work of art. I really like the end product and I suspect you will have an awesome time filling it with wonderful thoughts.

Dianne said...

positively gorgeous journal!! thanks for sharing such beautiful pages!

Riki Schumacher said...

I love this, thanks for sharing. You did an amazing job! Riki

Ati. said...

Margaret, your journal is fantastic. I like the Oriental look of it very much!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I adore your journal! Thanks for the great up close photos which makes it so easy for us to admire it even more!

Melinda Cornish said...

it really turned out wonderful...I love how the red pops out...I have never done any kind of transfers...I would like to try to transfer on fabric....

Linda Manning Findley said...

This is so lovely ... I miss working with the Oriental flavor ... thanks for such great eye candy ... Linda F

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Margaret

your journal is amazing and I'm so glad you changed your theme!

Little gems such as the raffia paper, origami pocket and the overall colour - wonderful!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Your work is beautiful. I have become a follower :-)

Entre Nous said...

Simply fantastic, and the photos are great eye-candy.

My mother used to say she had a memory like a steel sieve....

I feel like that most days now...

Paola said...

your works are so creative and inspiring!

Karen said...

Oh Margaret, I just never found the time to do this, altho I signed up for it (late) :(

You have done a fantastic job to it honey. Off to see what Carole is doing next :) XXX

Steph said...

These journal pages are beautiful, Margaret... glad i found your blog...will definitely be back....cheers! Steph

Oxana said...

I love your journal, Margaret!!! Stunning!!!
Hugs
Oxana

purplepaint said...

Oh Margaret this is fabulous!!!! You did a great job! Marva